One of my dad’s favorite cookies are these chewy oatmeal (pecan) cookies. Every time I make these, I always think they would be divine with mini white chocolate chips (do they even make those?). I go to look in the cabinet where I store all my baking good, and no white chocolate chips. No worries though, these cookies are still delicious without the chocolate. Did I really just say that?
I enjoy eating these right out of the oven with a big glass of cold, organic milk. Yum Yum! My favorite part of this cookie is I love how the center stays chewy and the outside edge of the crust browns. Mmmm…
I try to talk myself into the notion these cookies are more healthy than baking up a homemade chocolate chip cookie or a cake simply because they contain three cups of oatmeal. My husband doesn’t buy into that notion as easily as I do.
If you are looking for a quick and easy, yet very yummy cookie, give these cookies a try. They will not disappoint. I don’t usually add raisins to the cookies, but if I did I know they would still be eaten all the same. In the future I am going to try raisins and white chocolate chips.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup firmly backed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (I use Quick oats)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
3. Add in the eggs and vanilla; beat well.
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. (Note: I acutally sifted these ingredients together before adding them into the butter-sugar mixture.)
5. Stir in the oats, pecans and raisins. Mix until well combined.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (Note: I like to use Pampered Chef’s scoop to make a larger sized cookie. )
7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. (Note: Since a increased the cookie side I also had to increase the bake time. I baked the cookies for 16 -18 minutes.)
8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack.
Source: Quaker Oats